Earlier this year, Xiaomi was blacklistedÂ by the US Department of Defense over allegations of being a â€œCommunist Chinese Military Companyâ€. The action was carried out in the last days of President Trumpâ€™s term prevented US companies from investing capital in Xiaomi and naturally raised concerns if more severe measures could be taken in a similar manner to Huaweiâ€™s ban.
In a sigh of relief, Xiaomi has been granted a preliminary injunction by the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia which lifts the investment restrictions for US companies. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras expressed his doubts that civilian Chinese companies like Xiaomi pose a direct threat to the National security of the United States and commented there is no evidence of Xiaomi sharing information with the Chinese government.
— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) March 14, 2021
According to a press statement, Xiaomi declared in will continue to request that the â€œCommunist Chinese Military Companyâ€ designation be removed as its use is arbitrary and volatile. Xiaomi also reiterated its commitment to work with its global partners to help bring its innovative technology to more users around the world.